High School Mountain Bike Program Goes National…

30 09 2009

Grassroots works! The future of our sport in this country depends on getting kids into the sport when they are in high school, even middle school and elementary school. Check out the below article and check out Asheville Youth Cycling, who are at the forefront of getting kids into bikes in the Western North Carolina region. We already have the collegiate teams and scholarships in place to support their growth. Also, check out the Hilly Hellacious this weekend, a ride to benefit AYS.


Home Energy Partners… Partner Up.

28 09 2009

Home Energy PartnersWe are very pleased to announce Home Energy Partners‘ commitment to MHC Cycling as a supporting sponsor for 2010. They don’t make homes… they make homes and buildings better. The services they offer are some of the most common sense and affordable means of making your home, office, or school more energy efficient. And with winter around the corner, now’s a good time to partner up with Home Energy Partners.

The advisors, inspectors, and technicians of Home Energy Partners are dedicated to making a difference. They are committed to leading their industry toward a healthier, more energy efficient, environmentally friendly and higher performing future. They are a group of passionate idealists out to help change the world, one home at a time, toward high performance, energy-efficient, environmentally sensitive, healthy homes. They are first and foremost, building scientists who, using state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge techniques, advise, instruct, install, and inspect. Whether you are considering building, are ready to start construction or own a wonderful older home, Home Energy Partners can help you live more comfortably, in a healthier environment that saves you money on your utility bills.

First Light Solar Shines on MHC Cycling!

25 09 2009

FirstLightSolarFirst Light Solar will be MHC Cycling’s title sponsor for 2010. First Light’s parent company, FLS Energy, is currently installing 75 solar thermal panels at Mars Hill College. The cycling team will help spread the word about First Light Solar’s affordable residential and light commercial application. With tax credits and other incentives there has never been a better time to get started with solar.

About this cool company: First Light Solar is an award winning solar energy design and installation company located in Asheville, North Carolina. First Light provides residential and light commercial clients with the latest technology in photovoltaic (PV) and Solar Thermal (hot water) energy systems. They are a team of engineers, contractors, and NABCEP certified technicians who represent a variety of expertise with a common mission:  To establish solar as a mainstream source of energy.  Guided by this mission and their core values of professionalism, craftsmanship and service, First Light Solar has become a regional leader for solar solutions.

Organic Shopper Joins MHC Cycling!

11 09 2009
Organic Shopper... Yummmmmm...

Organic Shopper... Yummmmmm...

The Organic Shopper —a locally owned magazine distributed throughout NC, SC, TN, GA, FL, and OH—has recently agreed to sponsor the Mars Hill College Cycling Team through 2011. The Organic Shopper’s mission—to promote an organic and sustainable ethos—meshes with Mars Hill College’s ecological awareness and on-going sustainable initiatives. Mars Hill College is committed to sustainability, demonstrated via its recently completed geo-thermally heated and cooled Ferguson Math and Science Building; its recent 10-year agreement with FLS Energy to place solar panels atop a number of buildings; and an up-coming LEED certified multi-purpose building currently in design. Numerous other eco-practices are being implemented as well.

Organic Shopper is a big piece of the puzzle in MHC Cycling’s commitment to being more than just a cycling team. Cycling is literally an ecological vehicle for promoting the sustainable message, and MHC Cycling will lead the charge in representing Mars Hill College’s sustainable actions, initiatives, and partners by building a “green” team of eco-friendly supporters that we will represent at  more than 60 cycling events during 2009-2010.

Organic Shopper’s success—it was recently selected by Sun Trust Bank to be the sole magazine promoted in a thank you package to 630,000 home mortgage purchasers—is rubbing off on the cycling team’s prospects. We are currently seeing a dramatic increase in students seeking scholarship opportunities with the cycling team. We will be announcing new elite cycling team members in the near future. And stay tuned for another big sponsorship announcement in the very near future.

Thanks Organic Shopper. And if you haven’t heard, Organic Fest is this weekend, Sunday September 13th from 10am-6pm on Battery Park Avenue, Downtown Asheville. See you there!